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Candy13106
 one year ago
a carpenter has a wooden dowel that is 72 cm long. she wants to cut it into 2 pieces so that one is 5 times as long as the other. what are the lentghs of the two pieces?
Candy13106
 one year ago
a carpenter has a wooden dowel that is 72 cm long. she wants to cut it into 2 pieces so that one is 5 times as long as the other. what are the lentghs of the two pieces?

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SolomonZelman
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, lets call these pieces a and b. So, we get: 72 = a + b Now, we want one piece be 5 times longer than the other, that is: a=5b  your system of equations is: 72=a+b a=5b solve for a and b pliz.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im positive lol look at my serious face _ lol

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how is it not 36 my calculation were on point

SolomonZelman
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You needed to find a and b (separately). I helped you model a system of equations to do this. 72=a+b a=5b

SolomonZelman
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you tell me the value of a individually, and the value of b individually?

Candy13106
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1its 36 for a seperatly and 36 for b
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